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Author Nfa, Dr Farideh Heyat

Title Azeri Women in Transition : Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Series Central Asia Research Forum
Central Asia research forum series.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary of Azeri terms; 1 Introduction; 2 Narratives of a Community in Transition; 3 The Pre-Soviet Period and Social Geography of Baku; 4 Early Azeri Modernisation: The position of women; 5 The Soviet Revolution and Azeri Women; 6 Professional Women's Coping Strategies: Home and the workplace; 7 Contradiction and Ambiguity: The management of femininities in Soviet Azerbaijan; 8 Economic and Cultural Diversity in the Post-Soviet Era; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local
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Subject Women -- Azerbaijan -- Baku -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Muslim women -- Azerbaijan -- Baku -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Civilization -- Soviet influences
Muslim women -- Social conditions
Women -- Social conditions
SUBJECT Azerbaijan -- Civilization -- Soviet influences.
Subject Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan -- Baku
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136871702